[artinfo] 5 Days to the End of Art: / Curator Workshop Programme

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5 Days to the End of Art
A project of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum
Curator Workshop Programme

June 3 – November 26, 2006

Kunsthalle Fridericianum
Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

Tel. +49(0)561 70 72 720
Fax +49(0)561 77 45 78
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Under the motto 5 Days to the End of Art taken 
loosely from Joseph Beuys, the Kunsthalle 
Fridericianum will be staging five exhibitions 
from June until December 2006. In this series, 
the four members of the curator workshop and the 
artistic director will be providing insight into 
their current work in independent exhibitions. 
The apodictic title of the exhibition series is 
by no means intended to proclaim the often evoked 
“end of art” but a search for the conditions of 
contemporary artistic and curatorial practice. 
The open structure of the programme allows each 
member to develop and stage his or her own 
exhibition idea for the exhibition series. All 
five exhibitions will dovetail in time, revealing 
substantive links and cross-references that have 
developed in processual and joint work in the 
workshop. At the same time, the distinctiveness 
of the individual approaches will mirror the 
varying perspectives, interests, and procedures 
of a young generation of curators.

Since 2003, the curator workshop has constituted 
a key element at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum. 
Over this period, young, international curators 
have accompanied the programme of the Kunsthalle, 
expanding it with independent exhibition 
projects. The approach adopted by the curator 
workshop is the practical integration of young 
curators in the day-to-day work of the 
institution. Over and beyond the theoretical 
discourse of university curator programmes, it 
permits members to test their own curatorial 
enterprise and to experiment in exhibition work 
from the first outline of an idea to the 
realisation stage.

undo redo
June 3 – July 16 and September 2 – 17, 2006*

Lucas Ajemian | Mariana Castillo Deball | Martha 
Colburn | Gabriel Lester | Mads Lynnerup | Jan 
Mancuska | Melik Ohanian | Susan Philipsz | 
Kirstine Roepstorff | Tino Sehgal

undo redo focuses on contemporary strategies of 
appropriation. The different forms of montage, 
quotation or sampling of visual and sound 
material or texts have a long tradition in visual 
arts through Avant-garde, Pop and Conceptual Art. 
However the technical possibilities of 
downloading and remixing effect the perception of 
existing material, but also the creative ways of 
re-using it. Through the processes of combined 
deconstruction and reconstruction the artists of 
the exhibition transfer existing texts, images or 
pieces of music in new contexts. This exhibition 
is therefore dedicated to the prefix “re“ and the 
role it plays in relation to current artistic 
strategies: record, recode, re-sample, revolve, 
. Curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen

the far side
June 28 – July 16 and September 2 – October 3, 2006*

Henry VIII's Wives | Jens Kloppmann | Susanne 
Kutter | Julien Maire | Pia Maria Martin

The artists participating in the exhibition the 
far side transfer collective images that are part 
of the creation of knowledge and meaning because 
of their publicity in journalism, art or science. 
In some works the original manufacturing process 
has been either reversed or it has been taken 
literally. But mainly, the artists make a shift 
in understanding images, sometimes playful, 
ironically or with appreciation for absurdity. 
These transformations not only create new 
subjects but also new contradictions. Obviously, 
all this rather happens productively, with 
enjoyment and not at least with art's absolute 
freedom of expanding the visual forms of 
expression. Curated by Thomas Niemeyer.

Upcoming exhibitions of the series:

September 2 – October 29, 2006
indirect speech
Nevin Aladag | Victor Alimpiev | Stefan 
Constantinescu | Ciprian Muresan | Ioana Nemes | 
Ovekk_Finn | Pablo Pijnappel
Curated by Alina Serban

September 24 – November 26, 2006
Yael Bartana. Amateur Anthropologist
Curated by Birgit Eusterschulte

November 11 – 26, 2006
Fremd bin ich eingezogen
Curated by Renι Block

* Summer break: July 17 – September 1, 2006

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